|Eric Samson, tenor, is a native of Huntsville, AL. He attended Oakwood Adventist Academy for twelve years, and is a graduate of the class of 2009. During his time at the Academy, he was part of the Academy Choir under the direction of Dr. J. Philip Williams, where he grew to appreciate various styles of choral music. This appreciation led to his continued singing at the university level. During his undergraduate years, he was blessed with the opportunity to be a soloist and travel with the Oakwood University Aeolians under the direction of Dr. Jason Max Ferdinand. With the Aeolians, he was able to travel and sing in various places across the United States, Trinidad, Russia, England, and Canada and was privileged to be a part of the World Choir Games where the choir won three awards. He not only had a passion for the arts, but also combined his interests with the sciences. He graduated from Oakwood University in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. He shortly followed that by receiving a Masters of Health Science degree in 2014 from Meharry Medical College, in Nashville, TN. He is currently in his second year of dental school continuing his educational pursuits at Meharry and hopes to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in May of 2018.